Hi There! It’s nice to meet you!
I’m Georgie – blogger, recipe developer, photographer, teacher, wife, wine and chocolate lover. I believe that everything in life is made better with food, coffee is an essential part of the day, and that there is no such thing as too many kitchen gadgets.
Welcome to The Home Cook’s Kitchen, or theHCK!
About the Blog
theHCK is dedicated to providing tried and tested recipe for home cooks seeking stress-free recipes for entertaining.
Sharing food is what I love to do. It builds a community and strengthens relationships. It can be as simple as a bowl of soup on the sofa with your girlfriend, or a full-blown dinner party that leaves your heart full and happy at the end of the night.
Food has the greatest ability to bring people together in the best possible way, and I want to inspire individuals to feel the same love and passion as I do when I cook for the people I love.
Food and cooking to me is the smile you receive when you take the first bite, the laughter around the table, the sense of belonging and trust. It’s putting your phone down, it’s real conversations, it’s the joy of finding new recipes, of planning something special together, it’s the love you give and the love you receive.
I recognise that cooking for a crowd or a special occasion doesn’t always come naturally to people, which is why I endeavour to help bring you recipes for all occasions and for all levels of confidence and capabilities. I want to show you that hosting friends or family can easily be achieved in your own home, by providing some simple tips and tricks, and of course, delicious homemade recipes for all occasions
I love to cook simple recipes that accentuate high-quality ingredients but don’t skimp out on flavour. My recipes may be simple, but they are NEVER boring! I believe that ‘more is less’ when it comes to cooking, which is why you will always find the ingredients I use in most large supermarkets and recipes that are suited to everyday home cooks.
I love cooking using seasonal, fresh ingredients and the majority of my recipes are made from scratch, with minimally processed ingredients where possible. I love to use local and ethically sourced foods, sustainable foods when I can.
Home entertaining doesn’t have to be complicated and you’ll find recipes are all occasions. If you’re looking to host a romantic dinner for two, a simple dinner for four, or seeking a recipe for a beautiful comfort meal, a healthy salad, a great homemade ice cream, or a cheeky cocktail or two then you’ve come to the right place!
A Little Bit About Me
Originally from Australia, my husband, Adam, and I moved to Portland Oregon in February 2016. I am a high school Social Studies teacher, however, found myself unable to work for the majority of 2016. I started a food blog while working towards getting my teaching license and found that I developed a love for cooking, writing, and food photography.
I draw inspiration for my recipes from many different aspects of my life. I love to travel, which is a huge inspiration for my food. When I can’t travel, I find inspiration from researching different cuisines, other blogs, family, restaurants and my cravings for Australian food!
In 2019, my husband Adam and our golden retriever Archie relocated to Melbourne, Australia.
Nothing makes me happier than being in the kitchen, whipping up something delicious for my family and friends to enjoy. Food has the ability to bring people together in the best way possible, which I why I am here to spread my passion and love for cooking with you.
Georgie x x
WHAT YOU’LL FIND ON “THE HOME COOK’S KITCHEN”
- Recipes for entertaining and different occasions – because everything in life can be celebrated with food.
- Simple home cooking, using fresh, high-quality ingredients easily found in supermarkets, health food stores or local markets. I try and source locally and ethically where possible.
- A mixture of cuisines inspired by travels and research.
- Desserts – because I love desserts!
- Quick and slow meals – because I believe you need both!
- Healthy and some not so healthy meals – because I believe in balance!
- Helpful how to’s and tips and tricks for entertaining for groups of people
- Menu plans so you don’t have to do the hard work!
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Disclaimer: I have not had any special form of culinary training or certification in nutrition. All recipes have been developed as a result of experimenting and learning over the past eight years! All opinions and advice is derived from personal experiences and not affiliated or influenced by any other companies, organizations or people unless otherwise stated. Furthermore, I am not a nurtirionist. The nutrition information has been calculated to the best of my ability.